NSW police charge man after historic statue defaced in Sydney City

A man has been charged after an historic statue was spray painted in Sydney’s CBD last week.

About 3.50pm on Wednesday 2 September, a man was allegedly seen graffitiing a statue of Queen Victoria outside the QVB before leaving the scene.

The same man was also believed to have graffitied a police vehicle parked on Pitt Street on the same day.

Police also received reports of graffiti in other parts of the CBD, with officers attached to Sydney City Police Area Command commencing an investigation into the incidents.

About 5pm yesterday, a man threw a brick at a police vehicle parked on Day Street in Sydney’s CBD.

Police were alerted and arrested a 20-year-old man nearby.

He was taken to Day Street Police Station and charged with seven counts of destroy or damage property.

Police will allege in court the man was responsible for the earlier acts of vandalism.

The Castle Hill man was refused bail to appear in Central Local Court today (Wednesday 9 September 2020).

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